Apparently unable to remember the numerous times she has voted to waste taxpayer funds, at the last meeting of the Forney City Council, Council Member Mary Penn repeatedly claimed that the Council needs to be “good stewards” of the taxpayers’ money.
While discussing yet another managerial roadway design error, Council Member Mary Penn conveniently tried to blame several city employees for a project error that will now cost $115,000.00 to completely correct.
Last week the Forney City Council showed their ignorance by following the lead of City Council Member’s Shaun Myers and Mary Penn when they once again “put the cart before the horse” by voting to hire an Interim City Manager who has not been pre-screened through a background investigation.
On Friday afternoon at promptly 2:00 pm, Kaufman County Judge Casey Blair issued a temporary restraining order which prohibits the Mesquite City Council from moving forward with any further annexation meetings until an evidentary hearing can be held on November 20, 2017.
On Monday evening dozens of Kaufman County property owners packed into Mesquite City Hall to again oppose the annexation plans currently being pursued by five of the seven elected members of the Mesquite City Council.
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Forney Mayor Rick Wilson recently presented an official proclamation to Kaufman County Peace Project Director, Felecia Stewart.
State Representative Lance Gooden, standing with thousands of Forney and Kaufman County residents in opposition to the City of Mesquite Annexation Plan, will not be attending tonight’s scheduled Public Hearing, and has proclaimed the meeting “invalid”.
On Monday evening the property owners along the I-20 corridor again stood united in their opposition to the unrealistic annexation plans currently being proposed by the Mesquite City Council, and this meeting kicked off with a bang as State Representative Lance Gooden admonished the council for disrespecting the citizens opposing their plans.
On Tuesday night Fire Marshall John Holcomb requested City Council approval on an inter-local agreement that would allow the Forney Fire Department to become a founding member of the Kaufman County Fire Marshal's Association.
On Tuesday night, Forney Police Chief Rob Sherwin received unanimous approval from the Forney City Council to “apply and accept a grant for the purchase of body armor that protects officers from rifle fire”.
On Monday night hundreds of homeowners packed Mesquite City Hall to express their anger, frustration and genuine concern over a proposed annexation plan which would involuntarily annex into the Mesquite city limit’s a large section of Kaufman County located along Interstate 20.
At their last meeting the Forney City Council voted unanimously to accept the professional recommendation of Strategic Government Resources (SGR) to hire Mike Alexander to serve as Interim City Manager, while the firm continues searching for Forney’s next city manager.
On Saturday morning the Forney Animal Shelter officially opened its doors with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a cupcake reception and tours of the new state-of-the-art animal shelter.